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Ministers’ business appointments and criminal misconduct

Horder, Jeremy (2019) Ministers’ business appointments and criminal misconduct. Criminal Law Review (4). 272 - 290. ISSN 0011-135X

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The offence of misconduct in office has an important role to play in the deterrence and punishment of corrupt conduct engaged in by officials. However, the offence has been underused against politicians. There should be a more politically engaged approach by the CPS and the courts to change this. There should be a greater willingness to charge Ministers whose ethical behaviour in taking up lucrative opportunities upon leaving office is a gross breach of the public’s trust, even if that involves some extension of the scope of the misconduct offence.

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Divisions: Law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Sets: Departments > Law
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2018 13:17
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 23:09

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